2022-01-27 LG Minutes

24 02 2022

Date: January 27, 2022

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At the discussion circle at Pomona’s tea house:

Zyzzy called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm SLT

Present: Zyzzy, Raven, Zoe, Sofia, Et, TED, Pomona, Prosper


Minutes – Etaoin

  • Approved the December minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report Nov 30, 2021

ASSETS Oct 31, 2021 Nov 30, 2021
Magic’s account L$89,905 L$94,086
Byk’s account L$96,527 US$1096.68 L$108,527 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$186,432 US$1571.68 L$202,613 US$1571.68
Year to date
Oct 31, 2021 Nov 30, 2021
Presenters: L$86,000 L$94,000
Rent: L$300,000 L$300,000
Advertising: L$2000 L$2200
Total Expenses L$388,000 L$396,200
Year to date
Oct 31, 2021 Nov 30, 2021
Plate collections: L 92,468 L 96,849
Pledge payments: L$291,759 L$321,259 96% of pledged amount
Total Income L$384,227 L$418,108
Membership 34 34

The pledge drive for 2021 is finished. There is only one outstanding pledge, and that person has some hardships. L$333,314 was pledged and we collected 96 % of that.

Treasurer’s report December 31, 2021

Magic’s account L$126,935 L$104,187
Byk’s account L$54,218 US$1096.68 L$120,027 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$181,153 US$1571.68 L$224,214 US$1571.68
EXPENSES 2020 2021
Presenters: L$84,000 L$103,000
Rent: L$300,000 L$300,000
Advertising: L$2600 L$2600
Total Expenses L$386,600 L$405,600
INCOME 2020 2021
Plate collections: L$125,682 L$107,150
Pledge payments: L$312,066 2020: 101% of pledged amount L$321,259 2021: 96% of pledged amount
Total Income L$437,748 L$428,409
Membership 39 34

· In 2021, there were 18 pledging members. I will begin soliciting 2022

· In 2021, there were 18 pledging members. I will begin soliciting 2022 pledges in February, by announcements at services, notices and personal IMs.

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Aime moved to UUtopia E2

Outreach – Et

  • UUA GA in Portland (and virtual) June 22-26. Housing opened last week!

Library Report – Pomona

  • No report
  • Pomona asked what we expect from the Library
  • Sofia asked for Pomona to check out if there are any UU publications still there
  • Current publications are links to internet resources. Some question on reading PDFs in SL.
  • Love WorldReligions (Pomona can log in) is picking up donations, and has to transition from Bel. Suspect that there is a significant amount in there.

Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through March of 2022. Note the color-coded blocks. Please double check the schedule for accuracy and availability. (The regular rotation is Zyzzy-Zoe-Sofia)

I have included the pagan holidays led by Zoe, Raven and Prosper in the rotation following requests as indicated in earlier minutes. If anyone would like to claim one of the open spots, let me know.

January 27th (Imbolc/Candlemas/Brigid/Groundhog’s Day) Zoe

March 17th (Ostara/Spring Equinox) Prosper

April 28th (Beltane)* Raven

June 23rd (Litha/Summer Solstice) Zoe

July 28th (Lughnasadh/First Harvest) Prosper Bread Offering

September 22nd (Mabon/Autumn Equinox/Second Harvest)*Raven

October 27th (Samhain/Final Harvest)*Raven

November 17th (Harvest Day – A different spin on Thanksgiving [a week before the actual day]) OPEN

December 15th (Yule)*Raven

6-Jan Zyzzy
13-Jan Sofia
20-Jan Zyzzy
27-Jan Zoe
3-Feb Zyzzy
10-Feb Zoe
17-Feb Sofia
24-Feb Zyzzy
3-Mar Zoe
10-Mar Sofia
17-Mar Prosper
24-Mar Zyzzy
31-Mar Zoe
7-Apr Sofia

Saturday service – attendance low recently, but some really good discussions. The alternating OpenTopic / homily pattern is working well to keep TED from burning out.

New Business.

  • Prosper has ideas for remodeling, reducing prim load in the Sanctuary. Discussion on reducing prim counts, redesign of sanctuary (review of potential future look). Concern that many objects in the sanctuary are not owned by current members.
  • Zoe wants to know if we can shop for some newer, smoother dances for the Sanctuary. (Of course!) We talked about linking tempo of songs and dances. TED will send a draft partial list to Zyzzy.
  • Zoe also wonders if we should restart the sim periodically to reduce lag. If you’ve noticed that sometimes when you’re trying to walk to the sanctuary, your avatar just takes off and goes and goes, that’s something that can be controlled by restarting the sim maybe weekly or so at a time when not a lot of people tend to be present. Zyzzy will restart the sim periodically and we will see what happens.
  • After the meeting adjourns, and before tonight’s service, Zoe needs four or more volunteers to test the seating system in the pagan circle.

Next meeting February 24 at 5:30pm SLT at mini sanctuary pavillion (“meeting circle”)

Pomona’s tea house:

The meeting was adjourned at 6:08 pm SLT.